Jorge Federico Osorio has been internationally acclaimed for his superb musicianship, powerful technique, vibrant imagination and deep passion. He has performed with many of the world's leading ensembles, including the symphony orchestras of Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Detroit, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Seattle and the National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico; the Israel, Warsaw and Royal Philharmonics; the Moscow State Orchestra, Orchestre Nationale de France, Philharmonia Orchestra and Amsterdam's Concertgebouw Orchestra. Osorio's concert tours have taken him to Europe, Asia, and North, Central and South America. American festival appearances have included the Hollywood Bowl, Ravinia, Newport and Grant Park Festivals.
One of the many highlights of Osorio's long and distinguished career was the performances of all five Beethoven Concertos over two consecutive nights with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the 2010 Ravinia Festival. During the past several years, Osorio has performed in Berlin, Brussels, Düsseldorf and Stuttgart; at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Gewandhaus in Leipzig; and throughout Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Spain. Recent American recitals have taken him to Boston, the San Francisco Bay Area and Chicago, where he performed on the prestigious Bank of America Great Performers Series at Symphony Center. Osorio has also given two highly acclaimed New York City recitals at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall.
A prolific recording artist, Osorio has documented a wide variety of repertoire. Recordings with orchestra include Beethoven's Piano Concertos and Choral Fantasy, and concertos by Brahms, Chávez, Mozart, Ponce, Rachmaninov, Rodrigo, Schumann and Tchaikovsky. Osorio's solo recordings include music of Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, Liszt and Ponce, and Piano Español, a collection of works by Albéniz, Falla, Granados and Soler that received glowing reviews internationally and marked Osorio as one of the world's great interpreters of Spanish piano music. Osorio's recorded work may be found on the Artek, ASV, CBS, Cedille, EMI, IMP and Naxos labels. His most recent recording, released on Cedille Records, is Salón Mexicano. In April, Cedille will release the Chávez Concerto with the National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico.
Osorio has won several international prizes and been given numerous awards, including the prestigious Medalla Bellas Artes, the highest honor given by Mexico's National Institute of Fine Arts; the Dallas Symphony Orchestra's Gina Bachauer Award; and the Rhode Island International Master Piano Competition. An avid chamber music performer, he has served as artistic director of the Brahms Chamber Music Festival in Mexico; performed in a piano trio with violinist Mayumi Fujikawa and cellist Richard Markson; and collaborated with Yo-Yo Ma, Ani Kavafian, Elmar Oliveira and Henryk Szeryng. A dedicated teacher, Osorio is on the faculty at Roosevelt University's Chicago College of Performing Arts. He began his own musical studies at the age of five with his mother, Luz María Puente, and later attended the conservatories of Mexico, Paris and Moscow, where he worked with Bernard Flavigny, Monique Haas and Jacob Milstein. Other mentors include Nadia Reisenberg and Wilhelm Kempff. Highly revered in his native Mexico, where he often performs, Osorio resides in the United States.
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